Friday, May 1, 2015

FNW4: Murray's Cheese

Hi, everyone! Hope it's been a good week. It was the last full week of our stay here on the island. So, I've been trying to sneak in as much beach time as possible. 


So, here on the island there is no Michael's, no JoAnn's, no Hobby Lobby. There is, however, a Kroger grocery store. This is most likely due to the fact that half of the island seems to be visiting or migrated from Ohio. Naturally, many of us Ohioans find our way to Kroger a time or two or three.  :)

My favorite thing about the HHI Kroger is the cheese department -- aka Murray's Cheese. If you ever want to taste a different cheese -- or learn about cheeses, Murray's is the place to visit. Every visit, Murray and his team provide samples of a different cheese. (They even had a cheese bracket set up during the NCAA March Madness!) Morever, he and his staff are never too busy to answer questions about the best cheeses for various wines, to make a spread, to pair with various meats... Well, you get the idea.

As odd as it sounds, Murray's Cheese is one of the things I am going to miss the very most when we head back up north. 

Hats Off to You!

As much as I've enjoyed working out of my new card-making spot, I've gotten a little bored with the supplies that I brought. In need of some inspiration, I decided to check out the Operation Write Home sketches. Did you know there are over 250 sketches now? And, each sketch includes measurement for us math geeks!

Looking for a sketch that would work well using different papers from a 6" x 6" pad, I decided on Sketch #58. I probably came to OWH around Sketch #100. So, I'm not sure I ever used this sketch. But, it turned out to be a great sketch for my purposes... and really helped get those creative juices flowing! So, I pulled out some Bo Bunny paper and got to work.  :)

Bo Bunny timepiece; Stampin' Up! early espresso card base
SU guy greetings images and sentiment in Distress Ink walnut stain
inking in DI vintage photo; EK hole punch
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way glue pen; Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares
Did you count five different patterns on this card? Yep, I'm pretty pleased about this. Layering different papers is not always one of my strong suits. But, I tried to keep in mind contrasting small patterns with larger ones and dark colors with lighter ones. Think this turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself.

Parting Thoughts

May Challenge
May 1 - May 21

Did you notice that the May Words 2 Scrap By challenge went live this morning?! This month's words are "Say Cheese" in honor of National Photography Month. Hope our challenge clicks with lots and lots of our fellow crafters.  :)

Enjoy your weekend. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Your card turned out fabulous Sybrina! Putting different patterns of papers together isn't my strong suit either. lol I love the papers you used and I love the sketch you used. I will have to check out more of the sketches at OWH. Hugs, Brenda

  2. I really struggle using my printed papers, but you sure wouldn't know that's a problem for you, Sybrina! This is beautiful--perfect use of that sketch!